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Bites & Stings

Insect Bites

Insects that bite do it to get access to your blood as that is what they feed on. Biting insects include mosquitos, fleas, sand flies or midges and bedbugs. In Australia, biting insects do not carry diseases such as malaria, dengue fever or lyme disease,

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Bee and Wasp Stings

The sting of a bee or wasp is a defence mechanism – it is to protect them from us.  The sting is poisonous and painful, and can cause severe reactions.  Most people get a painful sensation at the time of a sting, and the area

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Bedbugs

Bedbugs are small wingless parasites that live in bedding and soft furnishings.  They feed on the blood of their victim and are pale coloured when hungry and reddish brown after a feed from their host. These insects come out of their hiding places at night,

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